Veteran Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fat had to receive five stitches to his head after a shoot on set went awry.
According to Hong Kong media Apple Daily, a report published on 7 March revealed that the actor was filming a scene with Hong Kong actor Kenny Wong for the movie "Sunny Days" when he accidentally suffered injuries to the left side of his forehead.
Although injured, the God of Gamblers star maintained his professionalism and continued to finish the scene, before excusing himself from set to nurse his wound. It was only then that production crew realised he was bleeding profusely from a cut on his forehead.
The atmosphere turned tense as production staff tried to examine the injury. Chow's Singaporean wife, Jasmine Tan, was also called to take a look at the wound.
Speaking to Apple Daily, Jasmine shared: "I was very scared as he was bleeding so much. But, both of us had to keep calm as we did not want everyone on set to be worried, especially Kenny, who played his assailant in the scene." Jasmine also tried to console Kenny by telling him nothing serious was going to happen to Chow.
The 63-year-old was sent to the hospital with the shoot's producer after the director insisted he should see a doctor due to the size of the wound. Fearing a bacterial infection, the doctors initially suggested shaving away the hair near the wound. However, Chow was concerned that doing so would affect the continuity of the role.
As a result, he came back to set after receiving five stitches to his head. Production staff were quick to praise the veteran actor for his professional attitude.